On Sunday's Meet the Press with Chuck Todd, veteran news anchor Tom Brokaw reacted to the Orlando terrorist attack saying, "We don't have any dialogue going on in America about all these mass shootings that have occurred since San Bernardino."
We're not sure where Brokaw has been, seeing that every time a mass shooting happens, it dominates the 24/7 news cycle. But he opined anyway:
"They've been going on around the country: three, or more, at a time. This absolutely belongs in the political debate and it ought to be a place where both parties can talk about it in a rational fashion, to dial down -- "you gotta problem, get a gun" -- that's what goes on now. It's got to come to an end. It's a terrible commentary."
Brokaw's appearance was also early on Sunday, as information about the Orlando attack was still pouring in. At the time, only 20 people were reported as killed; the number eventually jumped to 50. But he was sure that no matter the outcome, guns needed to be banned:
"If it turns out to be connected to some kind of international group, all politicians will jump all over that and say we've got to do something about them.
"But let's say it's a domestic shooting -- we've got to do something about that. You know, I'm a gun owner, I've been saying this for months now: It's time for people to come together and say, 'Enough!'
"If he had an assault weapon, if it was an AR-14 [sic], [it's] not to be in civilian hands. It's been designed to do one thing: to kill people."